EFL - Intensive English Course - Intermediate

The course offers general English practice in reading, writing, speaking and listening at either intermediate or advanced level. You will be taught by experienced and qualified teachers, and learn more about British culture.
This course includes 20 hours tuition per week; five days a week, 4 hour lessons each morning with 1 hour lunch break.
At RACC you can improve your English, make new friends, learn about British culture and enjoy yourself!
The college welcomes students from all over the world, providing a comfortable and multicultural setting in which to learn and study. Located in the south west of London along the banks of the River Thames, Richmond boasts a range of attractions such as historic parks and buildings, a vibrant nightlife and thriving shopping centre. On your afternoons off, you could also visit some of the major tourist attractions in London only 25 minutes train journey away.

Course Content

Our intensive general English summer classes offer a wide range of activities which are stimulating and enjoyable. All our classes have a strong learner focus with students working in pairs and groups. A strong emphasis is placed also on the accurate production of language together with grammar and vocabulary building. All four skills: reading, writing , speaking and listening in formal and informal situations will be learned and practised e.g. how and when to use appropriate idiomatic phrases and colloquial expressions; use the latest interactive activities, websites, resources and apps in order to explore authentic English language and culture.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

You will need to do an Initial assesment online and written plus 1 to 1 interview.

First Class Requirements

How to Enrol

Attendance Requirements

How to Pay for Your Course

Assessment Methods

There will be a mini diagnostic test in class within the first week to ensure you have been placed in the appropriate level i.e. Intermediate or Advanced.

Course may included a trip to London, Richmond and the surrounding areas, weather permitting.

Bring to the first class: pen, paper and folder.

Additional Information

At the end of the course you can progress to our main programme which starts in September.


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.